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A Full Bodie Makeover

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Photographs by Judy Castleberry of Outer Banks ...
Photo by: Judy Castleberry

North Carolina’s endangered Bodie Island Lighthouse is shown here getting a fresh coat of black and white paint as National Park Service contractors recently began work on the 132-year old tower. The lighthouse received a pressure washing and prime coat of paint prior to the painting.

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Photo by: Judy Castleberry

In addition to the exterior painting, the interior of the attached oil house and hallway was painted. Some minor work was done on the oil house door and windows. The entire project took several weeks to complete.

This paint-work is part of the on-going Save America’s Treasures (SAT) project at the Bodie Island Lighthouse. The State of North Carolina has matched the SAT grant to fund planning, analysis, lead paint removal, and documentation of the lighthouse which is on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of Endangered lighthouses.

The SAT and stated funded project is necessary to prepare for eventual restoration and stabilization of the endangered lighthouse, which has not received major preservation work since it was constructed.

The paint project has been contracted to All Points Logistics of Gainesville, Georgia.

This story appeared in the May 2004 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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